climbing the amazon list very rapidly. it is a first-person account of what mr. paulson and others thought was impending financial armageddon, peering into the abyss, with major financial companies failing left and right. all that in the autumn of 2008. a little more than a year ago. but today, as the system is healing, populist anger from the left and the right, rails against the rescue mission and the bailouts. the republican party has turned against its former treasury secretary. my question ask -- why is? and finally, can the free-market system survive all of this? tonight we learn about mr. paulson's thinking behind all those decisions take none response to the financial crisis. and, ultimately, in the pursuit of long-run american prosperity. here with me now in washington, d.c., the former treasury man, henry paulson. hank, thanks for doing this. >> great to be here. >> let me say as someone that read the manuscripts, it was a hell of a book.